Applying for Education Grants

December 4, 2012

Applying for any type of financial aid can seem daunting. There may be confusion about what application you need, where to send them or if they need to be filled out at all. Depending on the type of financial aid you are hoping to receive, there may be various forms of paperwork. If the type of educational financial aid you want to receive is an educational grant, then the steps may be different. Assuming you are attending a traditional university or university that offers financial aid funding, here are the steps that you may need to take to apply for educational grants.

Contact the Financial Aid Office

Your first stop for any applications, forms and paperwork pertaining to educational grants will be your university financial aid office. The financial aid office will have at least three forms that you must fill out. The first form is your FAFSA which is sent to the federal government to determine your eligibility and the amount of funding you will receive. The second form will be the university grant paperwork. Each university has their own applications for financial aid that must be filled out by the student. These forms will allow the college to determine eligibility on the university level. The third form of paperwork will be for the grant you are applying for. This paperwork may ask income questions, household questions or questions pertaining to your academic career. This form, combined with the previously mentioned two forms, will determine final eligibility.

Signature Paperwork

Regardless of how many forms you will need to fill out, you will find that signature paperwork will be required. This is usually in the form of an award letter. The award letter will let you know how much money will be awarded to cover your educational program. It will also discuss any stipulations, such as maintaining a high GPA, that will be required to keep your grant. Signing this form is a contract between yourself, the university and the grant agency.

Reapplying

You must reapply for the grant in order to keep receiving the grant each semester. Though some grants will be for a full academic year, most are for a semester at a time. Reapplication paperwork will be sent to your school address or permanent mailing address. This paperwork must be signed, dated and returned to the grant company. The paperwork must be sent by the deadline in order to be considered for reapplication to the educational grant.

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